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Brousseau Surname Meaning

French: topographic name derived from Old French broce ‘thicket brushwood’ or a habitational name from (Le) Brousseau the name of several places in the western part of France. In North America this surname is also an altered form of the variant Brosseau . Compare Bruso Brusseau and Brusso .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brosseau, Brusseau, Russeau, Rousseau, Broussard, Roussel, Roussey

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Where is the Brousseau family from?

You can see how Brousseau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brousseau family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Brousseau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,039 Brousseau families living in Quebec. This was about 94% of all the recorded Brousseau's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brousseau families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brousseau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brousseau ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Commis were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Brousseau. 25% of Brousseau men worked as a Journalier and 14% of Brousseau women worked as a Commis. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brousseau were Commis and Rentire. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Journalier
    25%
  • Cultivateur
    18%
  • Cult
    6%
  • Commis
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Commis
    14%
  • Servante
    14%
  • Modiste
    12%
  • Rentire
    12%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Brousseau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brousseau census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brousseau. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Brousseau. For the veterans among your Brousseau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brousseau lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brousseau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Brousseau in 1943 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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